A Volunteers' Day is also part of the TY Social Work Module. It involved a series of talks from well known Cork based charities that rely heavily on the support of volunteers. It is hoped that the day will give students a greater understanding of the role of volunteers and how these charities support many people in need.
We would like to thank Patricia Phelan from St. Vincent's Centre, Catherine Twomey form Penny Dinners, Timmy Murphy from Cork City FC, Catherine Dineen from Autism Ireland and Helen O' Donovan & Nemo from the Irish Guide Dogs for for giving of their time in raising student awareness to the many needs in modern society. Perhaps it is appropriate to conclude with a comment from one of the TY students Brianna Kenneally when reflecting on the value of such a day she states :'it shows us that volunteering goes a long way and makes a big impact on people's lives'